IFE, based in Kematen/Ybbs, Austria, develops, manufactures and sells electrically driven entrance systems for railway vehicles.
Together with vehicle manufacturers and operators IFE consistently pursues the objective of improving entrance systems for rail vehicles and to revive the market with innovative impulses.
IFE sets new standards with its sliding and sliding plug doors for light rail vehicles, metros, regional and commuter trains as well as high-speed trains and passenger coaches. More than one million IFE entrance systems are in daily use worldwide. IFE is a division of the Knorr-Bremse GmbH, Mödling, Austria, and a member of the Knorr-Bremse Group.
Knorr-Bremse (ISIN: DE000KBX1006, ticker symbol: KBX) is the global market leader for braking systems and other systems for rail and commercial vehicles. Knorr-Bremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. Around 31,500 employees at over 100 sites in more than 30 countries use their competence and motivation to satisfy customers worldwide with products and services. In 2022, Knorr-Bremse’s two divisions together generated revenues of EUR 7.1 billion. For more than 115 years, the company has been the industry innovator, driving developments in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. Knorr-Bremse is one of Germany’s most successful industrial companies and profits from the key global megatrends: Urbanization, Sustainability, Digitalization and Mobility.
The Austrian Knorr-Bremse GmbH employs more than 1,000 people at the Austrian sites Mödling and Kematen/ Ybbs as well as more than 1,000 people in Germany, Northmacedonia, Poland, Romania, the Czech Republic and Turkey.
IFE Kematen / Ybbs in Austria is the company's headquarters and employs around 400 people. Here, OE sales, quality assurance, research & development, construction and validation, in which the IFE entrance systems are subjected to endurance tests under extreme conditions before they go into passenger operation, are united under one roof.
The IFE RailServices department at the Kematen location, in addition, offers a comprehensive portfolio of services such as assembly, commissioning, training, maintenance, repairs, original spare parts and much more.
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Almost 900 people are employed at the Czech location in Brno. This is where production, assembly, procurement, industrial engineering and door leaf construction take place. There are production lines for all product groups: door leaves, door drives and entrance aids. RailServices, one-piece-shop and the in-house, state-of-the-art paint shop round off the services at the main European production site.
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